Sunday, June 10, 2007

Left behind

"It is not that the right has a better or even good answer to the questions of our times. It is that the modern left, unless it is prepared to say something concrete about how it wants the economy to look in the future and takes steps to shape it, has little to say either. And if it's the incumbent government - the consequence is staring it in the face."

Article by Will Hutton in the Observer. About Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Not about Lebanon, where the "new left" (what a misnomer!) isn't even looking for something to say: it will say what it is told to say by the US and its proxies. And it won't be about the economy. Or human rights. Or the bombing of Palestinian refugee camps. Or the murder of Syrian workers.

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